Roundup: WVU women up to No. 13 in AP poll
The West Virginia women's basketball team climbed to No. 13 in this week's Associated Press poll.
Saturday's win over Kansas State helped WVU to its eighth 20-win season in the last 11 years. The Mountaineers are 20-3 overall with a 9-2 mark in the Big 12, good for second place.
For the second straight week, West Virginia gymnasts Alexa Goldberg and Hope Sloanhoffer are nationally ranked in the GymInfo poll. Sloanhoffer moved up four spots to No. 46 (39.015) in the all-around. Goldberg ranks No. 24 (9.85) on the bars, a two-spot improvement.
West Virginia wrestling sophomore A.J. Vizcarrondo has been named the Big 12 wrestler of the week. Vizcarrondo (heavyweight) notched his second victory over a ranked opponent this season, defeating No. 17 Ross Larson of No. 10 Oklahoma on Feb. 6.
The West Virginia men's soccer team announced the addition of eight student-athletes for the 2014 season. All eight come from the high school ranks and the group includes four four-star TopDrawerSoccer.Com recruits. The signees include Jad Arlsan (Roswell, Ga.), Alec Boerner (Midlothian, Va.), Colin Hester (Camp Hill, Pa.), Jacob Icolari (Denver), Conner Owens (Richmond, Va.), Joey Piatczyc (Lee's Summitt, Mo.), Austin Stout (Jamison, Pa.) and Louis Thomas (Houston).
MEC AWARDS: West Liberty's Cedric Harris has been named Mountain East Conference men's basketball player of the week after leading the fifth-ranked Hilltoppers to three wins last week. Harris averaged 19.3 points, 8.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds as the Hilltoppers improved to 20-1 on the year and 16-1 in the MEC.
West Liberty's Kailee Howe has been named Mountain East Conference women's basketball player of the week after leading the Hilltoppers to three road wins. Howe averaged 13.3 points, 10.6 assists and 6.3 rebounds for the Hilltoppers in wins over West Virginia State, Concord and UVa-Wise.
UC SIGNING: Herbert Hoover's Lillian Gandee signed a letter of intent Monday to play soccer at the University of Charleston this fall.
TECH SPORTS: The WVU Tech wrestling team finished in third place at the USCAA National Wrestling Invitational in State College, Pa., over the weekend. The Golden Bear wrestlers were able to amass 122 team points.